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Email address as user name?

We are being forced to use convoluted passwords and from some posts user names are being rejected as not being convoluted enough yet email address are being accepted as user names.
Simply not accepting @ as part of a user name would fix this.

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you are misinformed Ken,

the username can be anything they wish, as long as it is not a duplicate.

the newbies are miscontruing what is going on, they are interpreting the bad password as a "bad username", and that is just not so....

I used a different browser and tested that repeatedly, and it is the password that is convoluted to enter, not the username. it can be as short as 4 characters if that is what they want.


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Simply not accepting @ as part of a user name would fix this.
You want to try explaining that to admin?

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We could prevent users from using @ as part of a username to prevent emails from being used. Bit of protection against user error. What do you think AZgl1800?

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We could prevent users from using @ as part of a username to prevent emails from being used. Bit of protection against user error. What do you think AZgl1800?

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Yes,

I now think that would be a VERY GOOD idea.
We need to preclude any and all attempts at using an email address as the "UserName" and there needs to be a warning message to that effect that will popup BEFORE they ever get a chance to enter the password.... this is what is wrong now, they can skip right thru the username entry to the password and the current popup message does NOT indicate the Real Problem.

We must test each entry separately, New Registrants do NOT have mental telepathy.


When the @ symbol is detected, please cause that to immediately bring up this Message:


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Email Addresses are not acceptable as UserNames.

You must enter a unique ( to the forum ) UserName of 4 or more characters, Upper or Lowercase, your choice. This has nothing to do with your Password.


This needs to be implemented on Every Forum that Motorcycle.com owns....
We are NOT unique with this situation, I see it everywhere....

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I have rewritten that test message I linked to above, and it is retitled, and made it a Sticky.


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And why would I care about all this. Too much sticky stuff as is, I doubt anyone reads it.
I think all has to be in a folder called......STICKY STUFF
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And why would I care about all this. Too much sticky stuff as is, I doubt anyone reads it.
I think all has to be in a folder called......STICKY STUFF
Probably not.......... but at least there are very few Stickys in the New Members ara



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The "@" symbol is now restricted from being used as a username.
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The "@" symbol is now restricted from being used as a username.
BUT, you did NOT tell them why??

that is not going to work very well.

you need to post immediately the message that I provided just above, when the @ symbol is detected..... look at this

the message says "if you are [email protected]" click here and .......

that is no good. that lets them think that email is a valid name....

make it right, not a klutz solution
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